Biodiesel is an alternative to petroleum diesel that is made from a varierty of feedstocks through a process called transesterification. Biodiesel can be used as a pure fuel (B100) or blended with petroleum and can be used in any diesel engine with little or no engine modifications.
In 2004, Wisconsin’s first biodiesel refining facility began production on a small scale at 2 million gallons per year. Within three years the state has reached the annual production capacity of 53 million gallons. By end of 2008, production may exceed 40 million gallons per year.
Sanimax Energy in De Forest and BEST Biodiesel in Cashton are currently the state's largest, most state of the art biodiesel production facilities. For more information visit them online.
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